Our position tonight:
We and the Gypsies cruised about 40 miles today. We're anchored with about 25 or so other boats, mostly sailboats in the Wrightsville Beach, NC anchorage. This anchorage is just north of the Masonboro Inlet. It was a long day due to restricted bridges (they only open at designated times). We had to wait for a couple; and, in some of the locations, we were fighting the tidal currents shooting in from the Atlantic into the Intracoastal at the inlets. Then the bad news. One of Gypsies alternators went belly up. Doug is waiting for the engine room to cool down before attempting rescue. But, he thinks it will have to be replaced since it is exhibiting the same symptoms that the other alternator exhibited before it croaked. We all have one alternator on each engine. I offered him the spare I carry, but it is different and would require extensive rewiring. Doug says he has installed these before, so not to worry.
It's Time To Go - After 5+ weeks here in our beloved Castine, it is time to go. We have monitored the storms, checked the weather, and Red Head is prepped for passage. We'...
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